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Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness and is there medication for it?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
9 doctors agree
In brief: Ill Personality
Antisocial personality disorder is a mental illness and, while it is difficult to treat, it is treated primarily with psychotherapy and, sometimes, with added medications.
Unfortunately, people with this disorder may not want treatment or think they need it. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder are arrested because they have little or no regard for right and wrong.

In brief: Ill Personality
Antisocial personality disorder is a mental illness and, while it is difficult to treat, it is treated primarily with psychotherapy and, sometimes, with added medications.
Unfortunately, people with this disorder may not want treatment or think they need it. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder are arrested because they have little or no regard for right and wrong.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. QH TRAN
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes. No.
Antisocial pd is a chronic mental illness.
Treatment involves psychotherapy. Currently, no specific medication is indicated.

In brief: Yes. No.
Antisocial pd is a chronic mental illness.
Treatment involves psychotherapy. Currently, no specific medication is indicated.
Dr. QH TRAN
Dr. QH TRAN
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Antisocial
At times & for selected, some medications can help with impulsivity, such as clonidine.

In brief: Antisocial
At times & for selected, some medications can help with impulsivity, such as clonidine.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Antisocial
The hallmark of antisocial personality disorder is for the person to have basically no conscience.
No sense of right and wrong or social morals. This type of personality disorder is especially resistant to treatment. Occasionally meds can help with comorbid mood disorder, but there is no medication for the disorder itself.

In brief: Antisocial
The hallmark of antisocial personality disorder is for the person to have basically no conscience.
No sense of right and wrong or social morals. This type of personality disorder is especially resistant to treatment. Occasionally meds can help with comorbid mood disorder, but there is no medication for the disorder itself.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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